Katherine Hepburn presenting a tribute award to the American director Stanley Kramer in Hollywood, USA

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Title

Katherine Hepburn presenting a tribute award to the American director Stanley Kramer in Hollywood, USA

Subject

Cork Film Festival, Katherine Hepburn, Award, Stanley Kramer, Hollywood

Description

This is a black and white photo of the American actor Katherine Hepburn presenting a festival tribute award to the American director-producer Stanley Kramer. The uncredited photo was taken in Hollywood, USA, and was found among the archive papers. We note that a tribute programme of Stanely Kramer's work was introduced by Professor Robert Gessner at the Cork festival in 1966. Gessner chose six of Kramer's films for the festival and wrote an article for that year's programme.

Kramer (1913-2001) was a renowned Oscar-winning film director and producer. In general, he made films that tried to address social issues such as racism, greed, and war. Kramer has an extensive filmography which includes The Defiant Ones (1958), Inherit the Wind (1960), Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) and the comedy film It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963) starring Spencer Tracy and Mickey Rooney.

In this picture, Kramer is being presented the award by Katherine Hepburn (1907-2003) who had just finished Kramer’s Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967) with Sidney Poitier and a frail Spencer Tracy, her partner of 26 years who would die soon after the film was made. Kramer also directed the German actor Heinz Rühmann in Ship of Fools (1965) starring Vivien Leigh in her final screen role. Rühmann came to the Cork festival and a couple of undated images of him can be seen in the festival archive. Since 2002 the Producers Guild of America awards the Stanley Kramer Award for films that "illuminate provocative social issues." In 2002 it was awarded to In America (2002) directed by the Irish playwright and director Jim Sheridan.

Creator

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival

Source

Cork Film Festival Collection

Publisher

University College Cork

Date

1966

Rights

This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Please credit the Cork International Film Festival Archive and provide a link back to the site.

Format

Photo
TIFF
JPEG

Language

English, eng

Coverage

1966
Cork, Ireland
Hollywood, USA

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Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

253 x 207mm

Collection

Citation

University College Cork, Cork Film Festival, “Katherine Hepburn presenting a tribute award to the American director Stanley Kramer in Hollywood, USA,” Cork International Film Festival Archive, accessed November 29, 2021, https://corkfilmfest.ucc.ie/items/show/468.